Once you allow yourself into its mood, it's great entertainment. Treasure is captured, danger is faced, and other-wordly foes are defeated. Keep it around for a rainy saturday, and make sure you have popcorn.
Harryhausen's effects combined with Herrmann's music score
(Is there any conductor's work more thunderous than Talos'march?)
are top notch As are the cast of Honor (Goldfinger) Blackman and
Nigil McGullis and Todd Armstrong. I always thought it was great
to have Hercules portrayed as his older self and not in the same
beefcake manner traditionally presented at that time(Speaking of
this film raised the bar for sword & fantasy to follow (none ever
reaching it's status "Hercules in the haunted world" "Goliath and
the Dragon" to name a few) I only gave the dvd 4 stars because of
lack of the "HarryHausen Chronicles" and the ORIGINAL trailer.
Although some of the film's special effects such as the clashing rocks and the hydra might seem corny by today's CGI standards, Harryhausen's brilliant work on harpies and the skeleton armies gives the film its special place in the annals of film history. So join Jason on his quest for his lawful claim to the throne of Thessaly by seeking the Golden Fleece in the distant land of Colchis. It's an adventure not to be missed.